Definition of replevin in English:

replevin

Syllabification: re·plev·in
Pronunciation: /riˈplevən
 
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noun

Law
1A procedure whereby seized goods may be provisionally restored to their owner pending the outcome of an action to determine the rights of the parties concerned.
More example sentences
  • The word ‘replevin’ refers to the ability of a tenant to retake the seized goods.
  • I think that the word ‘replevin’ would be an old Norman-French word that goes back to 1066 and probably means ‘recover’.
  • I was asked at the United Future caucus this morning what the word ‘replevin’ means, and I had to confess that I had absolutely no idea.
1.1An action arising from a replevin.
More example sentences
  • Shortly thereafter, plaintiff brought this action in replevin to recover the dog.

Origin

late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from Old French replevir 'recover' (see replevy).

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